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Bahamas Weather in September: Rain, Temperatures

Travelers to the Bahamas in September will find an average high temperature of 89 degrees Fahrenheit and average rainfall of about 6.5 inches in Nassau.

Nassau weather during the month is usually worse than normal for the year. September historically is the worst weather month of the annual Caribbean hurricane season. It begins June 1 and ends Nov. 31, but over a 30-year period September has had the most tropical storms and hurricanes.

The weather is better other times of the year. The Bahama islands are the most popular cruise destinations in the Caribbean region. Nassau is the most popular cruise port.

The islands also are a popular golf destination during spring months when temperatures are moderate and the risk of rain is low.

But tourism takes a steep dive in September and reaches the low point of the year, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The high risk of rain and the potential for tropical storms and hurricanes keep away both cruise and overnight visitors.

March and July are the most popular months of the year for overnight visitors.

Nassau Rainfall in September

The average total rainfall of 6.5 inches in September for Nassau is actually not as bad as the eight inches in June or nine inches in August, according to records from the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.

But it is still well above the average for the city and above many other Caribbean islands.

It rains 17 days during the month on average, the same number as July. August has the most rain days per month at 19.

Temperatures in September

The average high temperature in September is 89 degrees Fahrenheit or about 32 Celsius. The average highs take place during the day.

The average low is about 75 degrees Fahrenheit or about 24 Celsius. The average lows occur mostly at night.

Seawater temperatures hover between the highs and lows of the day. They are normally comfortable for swimming at Nassau beaches in September.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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September 10, 2017
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